5 Shootings Leave 7 Wounded, 3 Dead in Violent 4-Hour Span Across Philadelphia

A violent overnight across Philadelphia left 10 people shot, three of whom died, in five separate incidents within a roughly four-hour span Sunday.

In the first shooting, a 25-year-old man was shot once in the wrist on Lancaster Avenue near 41st Street, in West Philadelphia's Powelton neighborhood, just after 2 a.m., police said. That man was in stable condition at a local hospital, and no arrests were made in the shooting.

Less than two hours later, about 3:40 a.m., three men were at 9th and Ontario streets in North Philadelphia when police say someone opened fire on them, wounding all three. One victim, age 28, suffered a gunshot wound to his knee, police said. Police said they were unsure exactly where on the body the other two men were shot, but all three were taken to the hospital and listed in stable condition. No arrests were made in that shooting, and police have not said what they believe motivated it.

About the same time, police said, officers in Kensington responded to what would eventually become a standoff with a shotgun-wielding man who would ultimately shoot four people, killing three of them. When police finally got the man to surrender, they found the bodies of two men and a woman, all suffering what appeared to be shotgun wounds to their heads, inside a house on Westmoreland Street.

A little more than an hour later and not far away, a 27-year-old man was near Front Street and Lehigh Avenue, in North Philadelphia, about 4:50 a.m. when police say someone shot him in the arm. He was taken to Temple University Hospital in a private vehicle and listed in stable condition, police said. No arrests were reported.

Less than an hour after that, about 5:45 a.m., police said a 19-year-old man suffered a graze wound to his buttocks when someone shot at him on Erie Avenue near B Street, about a block from the headquarters of the 24th and 25th Police Districts in North Philadelphia. Police said they did not make any arrests in that shooting.

The spate of shootings Sunday morning came on the heels of a tragic Saturday in Philadelphia, after a 4-year-old girl was shot to death inside a home in Kensington Saturday afternoon.

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